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He that giveth to the poor, shall not lack. Prov. xxviii. 27.

He that hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord God. Ezek, xviii. 7, 9.

Sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Mark x. 21.

Give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. Luke xi. 41.

When thou makest a feast, call the poor, and maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Luke xiv. 13, 14.

Cornelius feared God with all his house, and gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord ? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. Acts x. 2-4.

Well doing approved and rewarded.

He that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. Prov. xxviii. 27.

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? Gen. iv. 7.

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that

He that hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, and hath not restored the pledge; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezek. xviii. 12, 13.

No covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Eph. v. 5.

Thefts, covetousness, &c. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Mark vii. 22, 23.

The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth. Ps. x. 2, 3.

Thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness. Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning Jehoiakim. He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem. Jer. xxii. 17-19.

Evil-doers threatened and condemned.

If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. Gen. iv. 7.

Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, lest my fury come forth

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